Why the Weight, Carla?

“There’s been an awful lot written about women’s bodies recently” wrote Carla Buzasi, the editor of Huffington Post UK, on her own site in September:

“All in all, that’s a lot of column inches devoted to fatness, thinness and everything in-between. No wonder we’re all so f*cked up about our figures. The fascination with bodies, celebrity or otherwise, isn’t exactly something new, of course, and shows no sign of abating. But here’s a thought: why don’t we just stop? Stop obsessing about the latest fad diet that doesn’t work. Stop gossiping over how many pounds the new Hollywood mother has gained/lost and in how much time. Stop trying to analyse why we care so much, and who we care for because it doesn’t appear to be the opposite sex…”

You’ll never guess what the Huffington Post UK are going with today:

“Natalie Cassidy has unveiled her new body after dropping two dress sizes, and doesn’t she look great? The former ‘EastEnders’ star has had a well publicised battle with her weight over the years, but she has now proudly showed off her new slimline figure on the pages of Now magazine. Speaking of her one stone, two pound weight loss, she told the magazine she felt ‘so much sexier’ after sticking to a 1,200 calorie-a-day diet and cutting out the carbs. What’s been amazing is I was my own diet boss so there was nothing faddy about it.Since having my daughter I’m not obsessed with being thin any more. My ultimate goal was to look curvy, toned and fit,” she added. Natalie, who shrunk to a just 7st 12lb in 2007 after making her infamous fitness DVD, has fluctuated with her weight since. I’ve never liked my body and those issues are still there, but I do feel sexier now,” she said. “My partner Adam asks me why I’m suddenly walking around the house in skimpy underwear!”

Seems Carla does not have control over her own website. She could put a stop to all this…




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